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Understanding Suicide and Getting Help

According to the Center for Disease Control, there were over 41,000 suicides in 2013.  Suicide is a more frequent cause of death than homicide! And it is the second leading cause of death for 15 to 24 year olds. So if you thought your teenager’s depression was just a funk, it may be time to […]

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Depression Symptoms

Depression Symptoms – Treatment: Plantation, Fort Lauderdale, Davie, Weston, Sunrise, Copper City. Depression Symptoms: What are the symptoms of depression?   I discovered recently that the phrase “Depression Symptoms” is one of the most Googled phrases in mental health; a lot of Americans seem to feel depressed or think they may be depressed.  Could be […]

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Low Self Esteem

What is Self Esteem? There are lots of ways to define self esteem, but a self esteem definition we can use is that self esteem is regarding yourself as highly as you regard others.  For example, if you see yourself as generally better than others, that would be a little narcissistic. But when you don’t […]

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What is Depression? Types of Depression – Part 2

In part 1 of this post (What is Depression? Types of Depression – Part 1) I talked about situational depression, hormone-related depression, and depression caused by medication.  In part 2 of this post, we’ll cover major depressive disorder, post-surgical depression, grief and bereavement, postpartum depression, seasonal affective disorder,  dysthymic disorder and bipolar depression. Regardless of […]

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What is Depression? Types of Depression – Part 1

What is Depression? A lot of my patients are surprised when I suggest they have depression.  “But I don’t stay in bed all day and I can function, and I’m not sad ALL the time” they tell me.  Lots of people have a stereotypical image of what depression is: someone who mopes around the house, […]

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Depression Help: Treatments for Depression

You don’t have to live with depression!  You can get better! There are many effective treatments for depression that are available to you when you make the decision to get help for your depression.  In fact, a recent study found that who had been genetically bred to have depression, not only got better with “psychotherapy” […]

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Help For Depression – Feel Good Again!

I’m so glad you’re reading this blog post today, because many people with depression symptoms simply don’t get help for depression. Sometimes they feel embarrassed and wonder if it’s a really a weakness on their part…

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Re-Train Your Brain: 4 Tips to Reduce Anxiety

How Positivity and Anxiety Relate (Guest Blog by Ryan Rivera) Anxiety is a fascinating condition. It genuinely changes chemicals in your brain that can affect the way you think and the way you feel to such a degree that each thought feels natural. Those with anxiety struggle to tell themselves that they’re worrying for no […]

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Is PMDD (Pre-Menstrual Dysphoric Disorder) real?

THE SHORT ANSWER: yes, it’s real. THE LONG ANSWER PMDD can be thought of as an extreme form of PMS (Pre-Menstrual Syndrome), but with symptoms that are more severe and debilitating. PMDD symptoms can include physical symptoms, such as bloating, headaches, breast tenderness, but typically the symptoms that have the greatest impact for women with […]

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